Monday, December 29, 2014

Roasting your own coffee






Roasting your own coffee is the best!  You should totally do it!   It tastes way better and you end up going to Starbucks a whole lot less.  Roasting can be done in a pan, on a stove top popcorn popper, in an air popper, in the oven, or in a professional roaster.  I've done the first three.  The air popper was so easy, I stopped there.  Here's how this all works .......

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Make your own beehive.


Home made hive boxes are super easy if you have a table saw and a template.  I do a simpler joint but I've been using mine for 6 years and they still keep kickin.  Normally these boxes go for $15, but you can make your's for under $4 or sometimes free.  Here's how.




Friday, March 14, 2014

Starting seeds

Its a little late, but not too late to start your cold season seeds.  This includes Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Eggplant for me.

OK! So In the above picture we have pepper seed a towel and a pen.  Make sure your ink does not dissolve in water!  Just write on a towel and test, it will be obvious.  Make sure to label if you got lots of varieties.  What I show here with peppers can be done with all the vegetables.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Gardening


There isn't much you can do garden wise in January : (

If you're really feinding you can sprout your sweet potatoes and grow long shoots for later splitting.
Or you can dig you favorite roots of wild greens like poke, or dock for sprouting indoors in a bucket.

Otherwise you can plan your next years approach. Here are my suggestions on strategies, and on some good sources for your food providing plants.